7 Things I’ve Learned So Far

Published authors share their best tips and advice on how to get published, how to find a literary agent, and how to be sell more books.

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jessica Anya Blau

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Jessica Anya Blau. Jessica Anya Blau's second novel, Drinking Closer...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Matt Baglio

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Matt Baglio. Matt Baglio is the author of The Rite:...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Paula Bomer

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Paula Bomer. Paula Bomer grew up in South Bend, IN,...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Sarah Jamila Stevenson. Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a freelance writer,...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mark Mustian

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Mark Mustian. Mark Mustian is the author of The Gendarme...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Danica Davidson

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Danica Davidson. Danica Davidson has been interviewed by the Los...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Catherine Gildiner

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Catherine Gildiner. Catherine Gildiner has written two memoirs. Her latest,...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Sheldon Russell

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Sheldon Russell. Sheldon Russell is the author of The Insane...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Annette Lyon

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Annette Lyon. Annette Lyon has published seven novels (including four...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Amanda Flower

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Amanda Flower. Amanda Flower is an academic librarian for a...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Mara Purnhagen

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Mara Purnhagen. Mara Purnhagen cannot live without a tall caramel...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Matt Myklusch

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Matt Myklusch. Matt Myklusch spends his days working for mtvU,...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jacqueline West

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Jacqueline West. Jacqueline West is the author of the NYT...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Colin Falconer

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Colin Falconer. Colin Falconer is the author of more than...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Thomas W. Young

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Thomas W. Young. Thomas W. Young's Afghanistan war novel, The...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Audrey Vernick

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Audrey Vernick. Audrey Vernick is the author of Is Your...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Victoria Ceretto-Slotto

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Victoria Ceretto-Slotto. Victoria Ceretto-Slotto is a Nevada-based writer whose first...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Hollis Gillespie

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Hollis Gillespie. Hollis Gillespie is an award-winning humor and travel...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Kim Wright

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Kim Wright. Kim Wright’s novel Love in Mid Air (March...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Macie Smith

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Macie Smith. Macie Smith is a contributing writer for seveneightfive...

7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Jan Underwood

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Jan Underwood. Jan Underwood teaches and writes in Portland, Ore....

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Marybeth Whalen

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Marybeth Whalen. Marybeth Whalen's first novel, The Mailbox, came out...

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7 Things I’ve Learned So Far, by Alan Orloff

This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from writer Alan Orloff. Alan Orloff's debut mystery, Diamonds for the Dead,...